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FYI, VT Fish and Wildlife says, "New England cottontails are extremely 
rare and, if present at all in Vermont, are confined to the most 
southerly part of the state."

Federal F&W says there are none in VT anymore.

Jane
Shoreham

They're apparently basically indistinguishable from Eastern cottontails

On 2/7/2011 10:54 AM, Richard Guthrie wrote:
> They are likely wild cottontails. In your area, they might be New England
> Cottontails (Sylvilagus transitionalis) a species being considered for the
> Endangered Species List. See: http://www.necottontail.com/ or
> http://www.fws.gov/northeast/pdf/necotton.fs.pdf
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>
> Rich Guthrie
> New Baltimore
> The Greene County, NY
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> Subject: [VTBIRD] ID of rabbits
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> Hello all,
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>
> During the last few days I’ve read of rabbits being the entrée for Barred
> Owls, Great Horned Owls, and mystery diners.  I am curious -  what kind(s)
> of rabbits are we talking about?  Snowshoe Hares?  Feral farm or domestic
> rabbits?  Eastern Cottontails?
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> Susan Fogleman
>
> Campton NH
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